The Bonhoeffer House sees itself as a place of education, memory and encounter.
In 1913, Karl and Paula Bonhoeffer bought a large house in the Harz village of Friedrichsbrunn, which they wanted to use as a holiday home. They spent many happy and carefree holidays here with their eight children and were able to take a break from the stressful life in Berlin.
The Bonhoeffer family produced numerous prominent descendants such as Karl Bonhoeffer himself, a renowned neurologist and psychiatrist and his son Karl Friedrich, a famous chemist as well as the resistance fighters Klaus and Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Hans von Dohnanyi, Karl's son-in-law. They all spent a lot of time in Friedrichsbrunn during their holidays and honeymoons.
The exhibition in the Bonhoeffer House provides an account of all this. About the life of an upper middle-class family in the early 20th century, about the upbringing of the children and their way into the resistance against National Socialism, which two sons and two sons-in-law of the family paid for with their lives.
The Bonhoeffer House sees itself as a place of education, memory and encounter. In addition to the permanent exhibition, guided tours and seminars are provided on request. In addition, a café and holiday flats invite you to relax and linger.